Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow programme celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve trailblazing innovators: brands, designers and craftspeople who are leading the way for the future of luxury.

The programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya and Sloane Point Partners, provides its participants with a 12-month programme of workshops and one-to-one mentorship from senior executives heading up some of Britain’s finest luxury brands and cultural institutions.

At a recent workshop, chaired by Walpole Board Director, Jonathan Heilbron, Hudson Walker International was delighted to lead the session on Recruitment. The workshop also included sessions on Employment Law, led by Laura Penny and Will Winch from Mishcon de Reya, and Compensation & Benefits, led by Chris Barnes from KPMG.

We looked at how the luxury industry has become incredibly ‘curated’ that is to say, nothing is designed or presented without a specific reason:  communicating a single brand message and set of values. When hiring people, it stands to reason that companies will seek individuals who share these values and have a strong affinity with the brand so companies need to be clear about what values they stand for and supports. What would potential employees find attractive about you and your company? How do you find those people?

We looked at the complexities of the Job Interview and considered HWI’s view that hiring conversations should move away from being purely CV and experience-based towards behavior, competence and even the passions of an individual’s life; perhaps looking at not just what an individual has done, but indeed what they have the potential to do.

Agi & Sam –
Helen Amy Murray –
Tessa Packard –
Alexandra Llewellyn –
Duke & Dexter –
Hillier Bartley –
The New Craftsmen –
Camilla Elphick –
Rory Dobner  –
Troubadour Goods –
Exmoor Caviar

Posted by Wayne

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